Your Will is your voice after you have gone. It is the legal document which details how you want your estate disposed of. It names the person (the executor) who will have the responsibility of carrying out your wishes and enables you to appoint a guardian for your children (if required).
Anyone over 18 years of age with legal capacity can make a Will. Legal capacity means you are of sound mind and understand what you are doing.
A Will should be written or updated when you make changes in your life:
- Marriage or Divorce (marriage negates a previous will)
- Having a child
- Changes to beneficiaries, executors or guardians of your children
- Buying or selling a property or business
A well written and current Will ensures that:
- your executor understands how you want your affairs managed
- you are providing for the right people when you die
- your assets will be distributed as you instruct
- there are no disagreements amongst your beneficiaries
Sam understands estate law and will guide you through the process of planning your estate in conjunction with writing your Will. (see Estate Planning)
Sam will hold your Will in safe custody in the strong room until such time it is required.